Full spectrum CBD users may be familiar with the “Entourage Effect”, where a variety of compounds found in hemp and cannabis work in concert to regulate our endocannabinoid system. Having a healthy endocannabinoid system helps our bodies maintain homeostasis.
You may already be familiar with two of these compounds, cannabinoids and terpenes but you may not be familiar with flavonoids.
Flavinoid: It’s Pronounced, “Flay Vin Oid”
Flavonoids are plant pigments that protect plants from harmful UV rays and help regulate plant cells. There are over 6000 flavonoids known to exist in nature, with hemp and cannabis containing approximately 20. The most common of these are beta-sitosterol, which is known for being anti-inflammatory. Research shows that beta-sitosterol’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great choice for treating issues ranging from enlarged prostate and prostate infections to skin allergies and psoriasis. Beta-sitosterol is most commonly used in heart disease and high cholesterol medications, helping limit the amount of cholesterol that enters the body.